Oscar Muleroís career as a DJ has been as prolific and long lasting as the progress of dance music in our country. As an key figure in this evolution, Oscar has always absorbed new trends and kept his finger on the pulse of electronic dance music from the end of the 80ís to the present. Today it is impossible to understand the phenomenon of the DJ in Spain without taking into account his tireless work behind the decks for more than a decade.
Oscar began to DJ at the end of the 80ís in Madridís most forward looking clubs such as Imposible, Capital, Kitch and Babia playng Gothic Rock and Electronic Body Music, the dominant styles of the time. In 1991 he began to play at the legendary New World, Madridís most influential afterhours and y the middle of the 90ís he had helped to set up and run The Omen, a club which quickly became the focus for hypnotic dance in Spain.
The closure of this legendary club in 1995 marked a change of direction in Oscarís career . He began play all round Spain and gradually distanced himself from the trancy lysergic sound he had previously favoured and moved towards the more basic minimal techno influenced by artists such Joey Beltram and the new Detroit sounds of Jeff Mills.
Oscar had become an icon and the maximum exponent of the hard techno sound in Spain and his popularity grew in an unstoppable geometric progression. Oscarís sound became more and more focused, incorporating the technoís most forward looking developments into his sets. His incredible skills behind the decks and spectacular EQ techniques (Ďoften imitated , never duplicatedí to misquote Lil Louis) never leave the crowd indifferent. Oscar has released two CD mixes to date. The first About Discipline and Education (So Dens, 1998) showcases the latest sounds personified by Surgeon, Ho, Polson and Ruskin alongside some classics of Hard Techno. His second mix Era (Rexxistance, 2000) brings together the most advanced sounds ranging from Autechre through to the essentials from Ho, Ruskin, Surgeon and Mulero himself.
Oscarís experimental tendencies and his desire to explore have led him to champion other styles outside the confines of techno such as Electro and DrumíníBass. He forms part of the Dark Archives Collective alongside DJ Pitch, Focus and DJ Muerto running Altered State the first club in Madrid to promote the DrumíníBass sound and one of the most underground and futuristic in the capital.
Twelve years experience in the world of techno, his charisma and his professionalism have turned Oscar into something more than just a DJ. Oscar is admired wherever he goes and nobody can deny his status in the Spanish techno scene. However what is truly remarkable is that all his success has come from the things he most identifies himself with: hope, dedication and one hundred per cent passion for his work.